[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] A group exhibition “Laissez-faire” by 6 notable artists will be held from Saturday, February 6th. Nami Okada, Mika Chiba, Ryosuke Kawahira, Kayuki Niwa, Kunihiko Nohara, and Kouomi Tajima will be exhibiting.

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) held a group exhibition "Laissez-faire" by 6 artists from February 6th (Sat) to 21st (Sun), 2021 at GINZA ATRIUM. I will.

In this exhibition, Nami Okada, who was invited to participate in the art fair VOLTA in NY last year, Mika Chiba, who won the 35th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize, scary dreams and horror movies that she had as a child, and ghosts of fantasy born from them. Created a diverse space where you can see the works of young artists such as Ryosuke Kawahira, who creates a humorous pants painting series with the motif of and landscape, as well as the works of up-and-coming three-dimensional artists such as Kayuki Niwa, Kunihiko Nohara, and Kouomi Tajima. I will.

・ Artist profile

Nami Okada / NAMI OKADA
Born in 1991, from Gunma prefecture. Completed graduate school at Tama Art University in 2016.
Major exhibits include Tokyo Wonder Seed (2016 / Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo), "Spring has come-" ART colors Vol. 32 Spring Exhibition (2020 / Park Hotel Tokyo).
Okada uses the scenery of the place he visited as a motif, but reminds viewers with different experiences of déjà vu and timeless mental scenery. Images of landscapes and buildings differ depending on each person's experiences, memories, and memories. In other words, it can be said that there are many different images in those places. I think that "a certain" meaning can be brought about only when people's feelings overlap with a certain landscape. "One view" is drawn with the relationship between "landscapes with images" and "landscapes that have no meaning yet" as the axis of the work.

Garando 2016 oil paint, acrylic paint

Mika Chiba / MIKA CHIBA
Born in 1991, from Sapporo. 2014 Hokkaido University of Education Asahikawa School Teacher Training Course Graduated from the Department of Arts and Health and Physical Education Main exhibitions 35th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition Painting Grand Prize Winner Mika Chiba Exhibition (2019 / Ueno Royal Museum Gallery), "Okinawa seen by the artist-to an unforgettable moment." (2019 / Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM), etc.

<Writer's comment>
The sky at twilight is romantic and illuminates a momentary ephemeral splash more dramatically. The skin that has been soaked in water also shines brightly as if it had revived. Water is a very familiar substance, but when we find a mysterious beauty in it and experience healing and emotion, we reaffirm our connection with God.

Twilight Tokyo 2014 Oil and acrylic paints

Ryosuke Kawahira / RYOSUKE KAWAHIRA
Born in 1990, from Aichi prefecture. Graduated from Nagoya University of the Arts in 2014.
Major exhibits include SICF20 (2019 / Spiral Hall), "Rainy Day" ART colors Vol.33 Summer Exhibition (2020 / Park Hotel Tokyo), etc.

<Writer's comment>
Scary dreams and horror movies that I had when I was a kid, and the ghosts and landscapes that come from them.
These were big traumas for me as a child, and I was often scared to go to the bathroom at night, so I used to be bedwetting.
The act of bedwetting may be the only act that humans can leave behind in their dreams.

4am, wake up 2019 acrylic paint, oil pastel

Born in 1981, from Aichi prefecture. Graduated from Aichi University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture in 2004.
Major exhibits include ART STAGE SINGAPORE (2017 / Marina Bay Sands) and Art Fair Tokyo (2017 / Tokyo International Forum).

<Writer's comment>
I always have a desire to make people laugh with modeling.
I want to express human work ridiculously.

Super Jumbo Love 2016 FRP

Kunihiko Nohara / KUNIHIKO NOHARA
Born in 1982, from Hokkaido. Completed the sculpture major at the Graduate School of Arts, Hiroshima City University in 2007.
Major exhibitions include solo exhibition "Stunning Time" (2017 / Ueno no Mori Museum), GINZA ART EXHIBITION Kunihiko Nohara "Tonight at a bookstore party" (2018 / Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM).

<Writer's comment>
The moment you feel independent of your surroundings You may feel that you are in a slightly different space-time It is like clouds and smoke that change shape regardless of the time you spend, and you feel like your own space Leaving various scenes that I felt as a work Now I express the freedom and time desire that seems to be excluded from my memory I feel that it is important for that person to be that person because I am myself Is

Cappuccino V 2020 FRP

Tajima Tajima / TAKAOKI TAJIMA
Born in 1973, from Chiba prefecture. Graduated from Aichi University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture in 2000.
Major exhibitions include a solo exhibition "Why did he carve this?" (2019 / Daikanyama Tsutaya Books) and a solo exhibition "Flowers and Arashi sculptures" (2020 / The Nippon Club).
Since ancient times, Japan has been walking with trees, and the statues of gods and Buddha have been expressed in various ways with the times. It has been made by Buddhist priests according to the place and belief of the gods and Buddha, such as those that are closer to the shape of a person and those that are deformed.
Tajima was born as the fifth generation of a family of sculptors who follow the tradition of Buddhist masters, grew up in an environment where he could touch the statues of gods and Buddhas of various times, and it is natural for him to produce a wide variety of works, and at first glance it is totally intentional. The life-like female figure and the cute two-headed figure, which look different, both form an invisible "existence" to him.
The line of sight of the female figure is uncertain but powerful, and you can feel a benevolent existence like Samantabhadra, and the two-headed image is close to the existence of eight million people familiar to us Japanese. ..
Something that is invisible, indescribable, and indescribable is universal even when the times change, and we want to remember to feel it in this modern society.

Squid Pieta 2020 Camphor Tree

・ Exhibition information

Group exhibition Laissez-faire

Special page: https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/18341-1427470125.html

Session | February 6th (Sat) -February 21st (Sun), 2021 * Please check the store website for business hours.
Venue | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM
Admission | Free sale | Sold at the exhibition hall. Only editions of Kunihiko Nohara and Mika Chiba will be on sale at the online store (OIL by Bijutsu Techo) from Saturday, February 6th.
Organizer | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Cooperation | gallery UG
Inquiries | 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
URL | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/

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